NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING
EARNEST

AthensWest Theatre Company is proud to announce auditions for the first production of its 2018/2019 season, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde and directed by Trent Stephens.

Auditions will take place Saturday, August 4 from 2-6pm, and Sunday, August 5 from 6-10pm. Callbacks will take place Monday, August 6 from 7-10pm. Location:  Schmidt Vocal Arts Center, 412 Rose St., Lexington, Kentucky 40506. The Schmidt Vocal Arts Center is located at the corner of Rose Street and Rose Lane, across the street from the Singletary Center for the Arts.

You must make an appointment by emailing athenswestauditions@gmail.com. Please include in your email which days and times you are available, as well as an indication as to whether or not you belong to Actors’ Equity Association.  You will be emailed back with a confirmed appointment.

Please note that actors must audition in person in order to be considered.  

 Neither transportation nor housing are provided to actors at this time.

Note: The role of Algernon will be played by Associate Artistic Director Mark Mozingo. All other roles are available.

ABOUT THE AUDITION, WHAT TO BRING

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a resume and headshot or recent photograph (though if you don’t have one, we will take a photo of you).

Auditionees interested in reading the play can find it in most bookstores, libraries, and many sources online.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Note: actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. 

John “Jack” Worthing: Sociable but reserved. Male, 25-35

Gwendolyn Fairfax: Cunning and territorial. Female, 20-35

Cecily Cardew: Young and naïve, but not altogether innocent. Female, 18-30

Lady Bracknell: a formidable woman of tremendous social awareness and aspiration. Female, 40-70

Miss Prism: Absent-minded governess. Female, 40-70

Rev. Chausuble: Proper and pious. Male, 40-70

Merriman and Lane: Stately and stiff butlers. Male, 35-70 (will be cast by the same actor)

PRODUCTION DETAILS

The Importance of Being Earnest begins rehearsals Monday, September 10, 2018, and runs at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center October 5-21, 2018.

ABOUT THE THEATRE

AthensWest Theatre Company, begins its fourth season with The Importance of Being Earnest, and operates on an SPT3 contract with Actors’ Equity Association. Roles are available for both Equity and non-Equity performers, and non-Equity performers have the opportunity to earn EMC points through this production. All actors will be paid. 

 

 

MORE AUDITIONS FOR 2018/2019

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NOT YET SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS FOR THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM SENDING US YOUR MATERIALS UNLESS YOU ARE SCHEDULING FOR THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. 

EDWARD ALBEE'S WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? 

Directed by Drew Fracher

Sunday, September 9 - Auditions - 2-6pm

Monday, September 10 - Auditions - 6-10pm

Tuesday, September 11 - Callbacks - 7-10pm

Note: The role of Martha will be played by Sherman Fracher. All other roles are available.

Bekah Brunstetter's  The Cake

Directed by Patti Heying

Saturday, December 15: 1-6pm

Sunday, December 16: 1-6pm

Monday, December 17: 6-10pm

Note: All roles are available.